4 Alternative bouquet ideas [& a class!]

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Flowers are always lovely, but it’s hard to make a real statement with the bouquet you choose for your big day. Here are a few bouquets that are a bit different and will leave a lasting impression.

  1. Oversized tropical flowers
  2. Simple bundle of lavender
  3. Just one flower
  4. Lemon bouquet (so fun!)

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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PS….Our very own Brittany is teaching a paper flower class on Skillshare next week…if you’ve been itching to make some paper flowers ever since seeing the giant ones she made for her wedding, this is the class for you!  Sign up here.

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Succulents in your modern wedding

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You know how succulents are totally in right now? Well, in my humble opinion, they ain’t going anywhere! This trend is here to stay! I love seeing how people can apply them in various creative ways (psst: just came across this informative site, Succulents and Sunshine, which tells you everything you need to know about them.) I think they are so refreshing in a wedding. They’re crisp and minimal and simple, perfect for a couple who wants to do things a bit differently.

Use succulents in so may ways like the following:

  1. Succulents in a floral arrangement for centerpieces
  2. Succulents in a monogram letter
  3. Succulents in a bride’s bouquet
  4. Succulents as party favors
  5. Succulents as name tags
  6.  Succulents on a wedding cake (how cool is that, right?!)

Would you ever consider using succulents at your wedding? How so? Comment below!

by Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built 

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Trend alert: black and white stripes

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Ok, black and white stripes are not new, but they are certainly shining on the wedding scene. Black and white stripes are clean, modern, and easy to pair up with bright colors, so it’s no wonder they are used so much. Also, a little bit of advice, there’s some uber cheap black and white fabric at Ikea that you could easily turn into tablecloths like these. Score!

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by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House that Lars Built 

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DIY geometric garland

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This simple garland is the perfect accessory to add to any event, especially your modern wedding. It’s easy to make, just requires a bit of time. Let’s get crackin!

Supplies: paper color of your choice, circle cutter (I got mine from here) OR scissors, sewing machine, thread

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Step 1: Cut out your circles in any size you want. We did  6″ circle here.

Step 2: Fold the circle in half.

Step 3: Fold the circle in half the other way.

Step 4: Fold the circle in half two more times so that there are 8 pieces total. The folds should go in and out, meaning that every other fold should be going the same way.

Step 5: Cut out two of the pieces with scissors.

Step 6: Sew down one line of the circle.

Step 7: Continue sewing down each paper fold onto the next circle. I left about 3-4″ between circles. I also alternated which line I sewed down to add variety to the look of the garland.

Voila!

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UPDATE: Turns out, there’s a great French designer, Maïze, who has been making garlands like this for awhile. Though I was unfamiliar with her work, I think you should buy from her! She’s got lots of amazing garlands. Here’s her website. - Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

photography by Maurine Dashney

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4 Modern table number ideas

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Focusing table decor on the assigned numbers is a fun and easy way to spring life into your reception. I’ve gathered a few clever and, of course, modern ways of assigning your guests their seating arrangement.

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by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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